Now, to the point. What am I thinking? I will NEVER finish the Appalachian Trail in 5 years.
First of all, just the logistics is going to be really hard. Then add the cost. I’m not charging any of this. Plus, I spend 4 or 5 months a year in South Africa. That leaves me 7 months a year in the States, not 12. Some of those months away will be prime hiking weather.
Then there’s just plain me. How will I ever be able to make all the sacrifices in the now, in order to save money for the travel? My Ben and Jerry’s weekly fix out the window? My incessant eBay shopping ground to a hault? I need to buy so I don’t eat!
Truth is, I will not have the money to do this in 5 years. The Lottery is my only chance and I don’t buy tickets.
I want to get my base weight down. That will not be free.
I HAVE NO IDEA HOW LONG THIS WILL TAKE.
Recalibration: I am Section Hiking the Appalachian Trail. Period.
Any advice on my selfie technique? I can only reach the shutter with a fingernail! It doesn’t work! Oh, wait! Can I activate the shutter with a voice command? Ha.
Got it. Set the timer!